'''Charles Benjamin Tayler''' (1797–1875) was a Church of England
clergyman and writer for the young.
The son of John Tayler, he was born at Leytonstone, Essex
, 16 Sep. 1797 and baptised at St Botolph Bishopsgate 11 Nov. following. He was educated at Guildford
under the Rev. William Hodgson Cole
, and entered Trinity College, Cambridge
, as a fellow commoner on 23 Oct. 1815, graduating B.A. in 1819 and M.A. in 1822.
Taking holy orders, he was licensed to a curacy at Hadleigh, Suffolk|Hadleigh
in 1821, where he adopted strong Protestantism|Protestant
views and a rooted antipathy to Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholicism
. He left Hadleigh in 1826, and successively served, each for a short time, curate|curacies
, in Surrey
, and in Hampshire
. From 1831 to 1836 he had the sole charge of the parish of Hodnet
. In 1836 John Bird Sumner